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Brian B
04-12-2012, 03:28 AM
I have heard quite a bit of talk in regards to tower swaps. I have some interest myself.

Post up yours, or any other Mastercraft tower retrofit pics! How involved was the swap, and cost?

Has anyone swapped just the top halve of a Zero Flex for the newer model with integrated board racks?

Brian B
05-08-2012, 02:21 AM
Can anyone tell me what this tower is called, or referred to?

Are X30's any wider than X10's?

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af13/ghostpirte/RIver%203/IMG_1693.jpg

prostar205
05-08-2012, 02:28 AM
Brian -

That appears to be a 2005 X-30. The beam on that boat is 98 inches and should be the same as the X-10 of the same year. I don't think the beam of the X-30 and X-10 changed much from 1998 to 2005 (the X-10 disappeared in 2006).

My 2002 X-30 underwent a tower change from the original tower to the "new" 2005 tower with the swiveling board racks.

Here's a few pics.

petermegan
05-08-2012, 05:15 AM
Sorry Brian, Had to look several times before I saw that boat even had a tower :)

jafo9
05-08-2012, 09:12 AM
not sure if it matters but i think the x10 had a beam of 95" and the x30 had a beam of 98". these were specs listed for 2001 models which as mentioned above likely hold for the 98-05 models.

prostar205: that looks great. i'd love to do that to mine.

Brian B
05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Yeah, that tower looks awesome on the X30 and Prostars might be the nicest X30 I have ever seen!

At any rate, that tower sweeps back and on a X10 I believe the tow point would be too far back and the tower and speakers would interfere with "walk room" from the sundeck area.....

jafo9
05-08-2012, 02:31 PM
bad pic, but here is an 05 X10 with the OEM tower.

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2005-Mastercraft-X-10-99957348

Brian B
05-08-2012, 03:35 PM
^ Thank you!

Any input on where to begin my searching?

GT500 MC
05-08-2012, 03:44 PM
Sorry Brian, Had to look several times before I saw that boat even had a tower :)

x2....wow, nice.....this may get merged w/the swimsuit thread.

nickespi
05-10-2012, 05:22 AM
How did you do this swap? I've seen the tower build kit on ebay for sale, but it doesn't look like all the parts are there. Tower Build Kit (http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTERCRAFT-554377-BOAT-05-WAKEBOARD-TOWER-BUILD-KIT-/200466824411?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item2eacc0fcdb&vxp=mtr)

RJY
10-08-2012, 05:34 PM
That is exactly what I want to do, where did you buy the new tower? I'm waiting for a quote back from a Mastercraft dealer. He ball parked the price at $8000, does that sound right?